PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3343 times:
Don't believe press releases. There is no way TG will still start mid 2005. They don't have the sales infrastructure yet. They fired all the sales staff and closed all their sales offices except one pathetic office in Los Angeles, run by political lackeys. The folks in that office couldn't even find JFK or ORD on a map, let alone prepare for flight operations a year from now. Unless TG completely overhauls its North American sales organization, they will not be able to start service anytime soon. Keep in mind that these same bright sparks are the ones that cut LAX frequency down from daily to only 4 days a week. Why? they were forced to. All the sales staff that would normally go out and generate corporate and leisure business were let go. At the moment, TG is relying 100% on the travel needs of the ethnic Thai community in LAX to keep their 4 frequencies going. TG redefines the word incompetence.
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
Last time I checked, they were planning on running 744s BKK-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-JFK. I might be mistaken with AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA, but it was definitly via some European city.
QantasffCL From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
Wooo! Aha! <<<>>>>
I totally agree with you. We are also talking about the same airline which charges AUD7000 First Class SYD/LHR. Qantas/BA/SIA's prices are around AUD8000 for Business Class. However, in the opposition you get beds, fantastic lounges and IFE!